Senator Jeff Timberlake
Senator Jeff Timberlake, the Senate Republican Leader, is currently serving his second term in the Maine State Senate. He represents the people of Senate District 22, which consists of Litchfield, Wayne, Durham, Greene, Leeds, Lisbon, Sabattus, Turner and Wales.
Senator Timberlake currently serves on the Government Oversight Committee.
Prior to his service in the Senate, Timberlake served District 75 in the Maine House of Representatives for four consecutive terms. During this time, he served on the Appropriations Committee and the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee and in 2012 he served on the Maine Economic Development Committee.
A resident of Turner, Sen. Timberlake is a co-owner of Ricker Hill Orchards, an eighth generation family farm. He and his family also own multiple businesses including Northland TrueValue and Northland Holder Inc.
He is a graduate of Leavitt Area High School and CMMC in Auburn, where he specialized in Automotive Technology and Diesel Mechanics and an earned an Associate Degree in Business Management.
Sen. Timberlake served as a fireman for the town of Turner for thirty-seven years, Chairman of the Turner Planning Board for sixteen years and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for two years. He is currently a member of the Kora Shrine, Nezinscot Lodge and the Turner Ridge Riders.
His spouse of 41 years is Joline. Together, they have one child and two grandchildren.
Senator Matt Pouliot
Assistant Republican Leader
Senator Matt Pouliot is serving his second term in the Maine State Senate and is currently the Assistant Republican Leader. He represents the people of Senate District 15, which consists of Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney and Vassalboro.
Senator Pouliot currently serves on the the Taxation Committee and previously served on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee.
Prior to his service in the Senate, Pouliot served the residents of District 86 in the Maine State House of Representatives for three terms. While in the House, he served on the Taxation Committee, the Elections Committee, the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and the Redistricting Committee.
An Augusta native, Matt graduated from Cony High School in 2005 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2009 and is a graduate of Leadership Maine. He makes a living as a Realtor with RE/MAX Riverside and owns two real estate companies, Alliance Properties, LLC and Pouliot Real Estate, Inc.
Prior to joining the Legislature, Sen. Pouliot served as Vice Chairman of the Augusta Planning Board. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Augusta Downtown Alliance where he was the Chairman of the Economic Restructuring Committee. His term on the board expired in September of 2014, but he is still actively involved with the Alliance and the Downtown. Sen. Pouliot is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Augusta Housing Service Corporation, the organization responsible for adding 47 new affordable senior housing units at the former Hodgkins Middle School. Matt served on the Board of Visitors for the University of Maine at Augusta and is a Corporator at Kennebec Savings Bank.
Matt has made his home on Winthrop Street in Augusta with his wife, Heather and their dog, Oliver.